UW News

December 13, 2011

Campus trees not available as holiday decorations

UW Arborist Sara Shores reports that people have been cutting trees and tree limbs on campus, presumably for Christmas decorations. For those people, she has one message: Dont.

December 7, 2011

Lost and Found Films: A Friday Harbor epic

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This weeks film — and the last one for a while — shows what appears to be the UWs Friday Harbor Laboratories in 1958. People walk between buildings and some kind of experiment is undertaken on a small motorboat. Know any more?

November 9, 2011

Open house slated for planned light rail station

North Link Light Rail will hold an open house on the planned Brooklyn Station for light rail from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Neptune Theater.

October 26, 2011

Lost and Found Films: Back to 1958 for ‘Operation Cooperation

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This weeks Lost and Found film takes us back to 1958 and folks watching a street parade advertising “Ye Olde Town Meeting” at the Woodland High Gym on Sept. 2. Its a little slice of life from the Eisenhower years.

October 19, 2011

Ground broken for new Ethnic Cultural Center

A groundbreaking for the new Ethnic Cultural Center took place Oct. 12. The event was celebrated by student leaders, administrators from the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, and others.

October 12, 2011

Garden at Monicas Village Place grows a community

The garden at Monica’s Village Place–built by UW students–runs the width of a block at 23rd Avenue South and South Main Street. Its the centerpiece of a new low-income housing complex built by Catholic Community Services.

October 5, 2011

Much more than physics: Remembering Common Book author Richard Feynman

The Common Books purpose is to give first-year students a shared experience over a common text. Who better to spark discussion than physicist Richard Feynman, whose 1963 UW lectures comprise the book.

UW Graduate School recognizes outstanding dissertations, thesis

The UW Graduate School has awarded its 2011 Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation and Thesis Awards to Aurelia Honerkamp-Smith and Maria Grigoryeva respectively, and its 6th Chapter Award to John Hoekman.

September 28, 2011

Lost & Found Films: ‘Coulee Cleanup, Outtakes

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Its 1937 in Grand Coulee, Washington. A sign in a store window says, “Were out breaking our backs, tearing down old shacks. Cleaning up our city.” Anyone know any more? Is this film related to the UW?

August 17, 2011

Lost and Found Film: ‘Kazakh Reel 6

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Scenes of village life are featured in this weeks film, “Kazakh Reel 6,” but can you help with the location, who is depicted, and why it was filmed?

August 3, 2011

Lost and Found Films: ‘UW Penthouse, circa 1956

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Scenes from the UW Penthouse Theatre as it was in 1956. Hannah Palin, film archives specialist with UW Libraries Special Collections,is looking for any information available. Can you help?

Five UW professors named Fellows of American Chemical Society

Five UW professors are among 213 scientists named Fellows of the American Chemical Society. The honor is bestowed upon distinguished scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the worlds largest scientific society.

July 27, 2011

Lost and Found Films: ‘University District, circa 1965

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Two young women walk in the University District in about 1965, apparently shopping. But what are they shopping for, and why was the film made? Hannah Palin, film archives specialist with UW Libraries Special Collections, is looking for any information available. Can you help?

July 20, 2011

Lost and Found Films: ‘Palo Alto Home,’ circa 1959

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Two women happily leaf through a scrapbook in a garden and are then joined by an older man in this weeks mystery film, from 1959. Are these folks related to the UW in any way? Hannah Palin, film archives specialist with UW Libraries Special Collections, wants to know. Can you help?

July 13, 2011

Newton apple tree damaged, may be replaced

A Newton apple tree planted on campus by the Class of 2007 has been badly damaged and may not survive, the campus arborist says.

Lost and Found Films: ‘Aberdeen Gathering

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A dreamlike film from Aberdeen is this weeks entry. People walk ceremonially in a circle, children very much in evidence, and a document is burned. Anyone know whats going on here?

June 1, 2011

Set design study with the playwright involved — via Skype

Drama students read a play, talk to the playwright and then pair up to design a set for the show. At the quarters end, the playwright comments on models of the sets students have created. Its motivating, collaborative, and fun.

Etc: Campus News & Notes

Patricia Spakes gets her own day in Tacoma; a new award named for Brewster C. Denny, The campus community autographs part of the new HUB, the Burke Museum comes to Mary Gates Hall, the UW is ranked fifth in the world in mathematics research and Paul Hill addresses the Bellevue School District.

May 25, 2011

Sound transit looking for artists, holding open houses

A lead artist will be hired for each of the three North Link Sound Transit Stations — Brooklyn (U District), Roosevelt and Northgate, and those chosen will work with architects and engineers to produce works of art. Open houses are slated for the Roosevelt and Brooklyn stations.

What the grade school kids taught the university professors

What does it take to transform a neighborhood? Who can make it change—and how? You could ask a professor with a doctorate in sociology. Or, you could ask an 11-year-old at McCarver Elementary School in Tacoma.

May 11, 2011

Sound Transit slates open houses on new stations

Sound Transit will be hosting several open houses to show the current design plans for new stations, including the one in the University District, and to hear thoughts and ideas from the community.

March 9, 2011

Handel arias — and faux arias — featured in concert March 14

UW singers will present original arias by composer George Frideric Handel, along with parodies and adaptations by Henry Fielding (author of “Tom Jones”) and other playwrights, heard for the first time in almost 300 years.

February 23, 2011

Salmon-safe: UW recognized for protecting water quality, salmon habitat

The UWs Seattle campus has won certification as salmon-safe. The certification, created by the Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability, recognizes the UWs efforts to protect water quality and salmon habitat.

Robinson Center offers summer programs for young scholars

The UWs Robinson Center for Young Scholars is offering summer programs for fifth- to 10th grade students who qualify.

February 9, 2011

Dance buddies: A little history, a lot of dance and some unusual mentoring

Michelle Zimmerman introduced dance to Amazing Grace Christian School when she volunteered there at 16, and theyve been dancing ever since. On Feb. 4 many stopped by the UW, where they showed some moves and learned some new ones.

Northwest Flower & Garden Show preview gala Feb. 22

Get a preview of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show and help support the Arboretum at the same time by attending the Arboretum Foundations annual preview gala.

January 26, 2011

UWs sixth annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series explores diversity

Sapna Cheryan

The UW psychology department – a world leader in diversity science – will focus on diversity in its sixth annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series, which begins Feb. 16. Over the course of three installments, six speakers will discuss ways of breaking down barriers to diversity in business, law and health care.

January 5, 2011

Mystery Photo returns: How well do you know the campus?

Think you know the campus? Then try your luck with the Mystery Photo, returning this week after an absence. Guess correctly and you might win a prize.

Whats wrong with a rich Indian, UW prof asks in new book

Think of an Indian – a Native American – and many people will think of poverty. Not fine art, opera tickets, personal airplanes and ballet lessons for the kids. But in a new book, Rich Indians: Native People and the Problem of Wealth in American History, UW American Indian Studies professor Alexandra Harmon explores historical and contemporary examples of wealthy Indians.

Sound Transit to host meeting on connection from rail station

Sound Transit will host a community meeting on Jan. 12 which will feature the latest design of the pedestrian connection from the UW Link Light Rail station at Husky Stadium to the campus.

December 8, 2010

NSF awards $3.5 million to prepare math teachers for diverse classrooms

The UW Tacoma is part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation to transform how K-8 mathematics teachers can be trained as they face classrooms in which many students are not native English speakers.

December 1, 2010

Annual holiday concert set for Dec. 7 in Meany Theater

The School of Musics annual Carolfest gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Meany Theater. The Chamber Singers, University Chorale, University Singers, Womens Choir, and UW Mens Glee Club will perform carols and seasonal music from around the world.

Artists from around the world are part of new exhibit at Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Curator Daniele Di Lodovico brings his exhibit, Suitcase, to the Jacob Lawrence Gallery Dec. 7-18. The exhibit is his way of combining his travels, love of art and affable personality in the form of small works from a globally diverse selection of artists.

November 10, 2010

Bringing down Balmer Hall — one bite at a time

Among all the construction on campus, there’s a little destruction too. Workers from R.W. Rhine Inc. have been reducing Balmer Hall to rubble in order to make way for a new building that will primarily house classrooms for the Foster School of Business.

November 9, 2010

By popular request: A DVD about anatomy for dancers

People kept asking to record Dance Professor Jennifer Salk’s presentations about anatomy for dancers. So she made her own DVD, containing eight lessons.

November 4, 2010

UW Women’s Center, state to celebrate women’s suffrage — 100 years later

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April 29, 2010

Composer Huck Hodge, a musician since childhood, never considered another career

Assistant Professor of Music Huck Hodge has been out of graduate school less than two years, but already he’s received two prestigious honors and is an alternate for a third.

May 20, 2004

Sign of caring: Ladner learns parents’ language, contributes to their community

Richard Ladner

In a way, Richard Ladner inherited his volunteer interests.